“Best Park in Los Angeles”The earliest residents of what is now Inglewood were Native Americans who used the natural springs in today’s Edward Vincent Jr. Park (known for most of its history as Centinela Park). Fairview Heights’ proudest boast is Centinela Park. This magnificent park was renamed to honor Edward Vincent Jr. who began his term as the first African-American Mayor of the City of Inglewood in 1983 and was re-elected for three additional terms.
I begin every day with the 1 1/4 mile walk around this beautiful park. It’s the perfect place to say my prayers, meditate, get a bit of exercise, see the progress of the new Metro line, and set my intentions for the day! Centinela Park has five playgrounds, six tennis courts, two basketball courts, baseball fields and swimming pools, a small playhouse, and an outdoor amphitheater. The newly renovated Football/Soccer “Champions’ Field” is the best of its kind in the South Bay.